One of the few barometers a garden has is the ability to deliver ‘on demand’.
And so it was this weekend – the first since planting-out finished a week ago – when fate conspired to boost social demands upon cook and gardener just as gardening demands finally began to wind down.
“A fortieth birthday party – we’re invited!” says cook to gardener.
So the gardener forages about while the cook delivers on her promise to join the ladies in Pilates/stretching/yoga to start the birthday off.
Without driving anywhere the gardener does his own stretching, bending, kneeling, cutting, lifting and produces a gift basket containing
- sunflower blooms and decorative chilli sprigs
- curly-leafed parsley
- chocolate capsicums
- sunflower seeds
- Royal oak-leaf lettuce
- spring onions
- broad-bean seed
- butternut pumpkin
- basil and
- assorted chillies